Environmental Toxicity Testing

Environmental Toxicity Testing

Editor(s): K. Clive Thompson, Kirit Wadhia, Andreas P. Loibner

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405118194

Online ISBN: 9781444305531

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305531

About this Book

As an integral component of environmental policy, it has become essential to regulate and monitor toxic substances. Past emphasis has been primarily on analytical approaches to the detection of specific, targeted contaminants, thus allowing chemical characterisation. However, toxicity testing or biological assessment is necessary for ecotoxicological evaluation, and this offers marked benefits and advantages that complement chemical analysis.

Key issues to be addressed include identification of pertinent tests, reproducibility and robustness of these tests, and cost considerations.This book examines these issues and describes and explains the approaches that have been developed for environmental toxicity evaluations. Advantages, benefits and drawbacks of the strategies and methods are highlighted.

Directed equally at ecotoxicologists, industrial chemists, analytical chemists and environmental consultants, this book is written in a way that will prove helpful to both new and experienced practitioners.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Frameworks for the Application of Toxicity Data (pages 94–130)

      Professor Maria Consuelo Diaz-Baez and Dr Bernard J. Dutka

    3. Chapter 9

      Approach to Legislation in a Global Context (pages 257–309)

      Dr Jim Wharfe, Dr Michiel Rutgers, Dr Piet den Besten, Dr Hans-Jürgen Pluta, Monika Rosenberg, Ms Barbara Brown and Ms Margarete Heber

    4. Chapter 11

      Potential Future Developments in Ecotoxicology (pages 337–371)

      Professor Wim De Coen, Dr Geert Huyskens, Dr Roel Smolders, Dr Freddy Dardenne, Dr Johan Robbens, Dr Marleen Maras and Professor Ronny Blust

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